Consult a Nursing Home Emotional Abuse Lawyer

Unfortunately, emotional abuse in nursing homes often goes unnoticed. If you suspect that your loved one is suffering abuse or neglect, a nursing home emotional abuse lawyer from our Daytona, FL, law office can answer your questions and recommend a course of action. We urge you to speak with a lawyer today. Our attorneys' intimate understanding of the signs and effects of emotional abuse can help them protect your loved one's rights

Emotional Abuse: Inflicting mental pain, anguish, or distress on an elder person through verbal or nonverbal acts.

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a member of our team, contact Chanfrau & Chanfrau today. Remember, any violation of duty on the part of a caregiver or long-term care facility may be grounds for a claim.

Emotional Abuse Defined

The National Center on Elder Abuse defines emotional abuse as “Inflicting mental pain, anguish, or distress on an elder person through verbal or nonverbal acts.” It is important to remember that any type of abuse – physical, sexual, or emotional in nature – is a violation of a caregiver's duty, and may be grounds for a civil suit. The lack of physical symptoms does not mean that abuse isn't taking place.

Common examples of emotional abuse include:

  • Yelling
  • Belittlement and harassment
  • Name-calling and insults
  • Mocking and sarcasm
  • Humiliation
  • Threats and intimidation
  • Ignoring the victim
  • Neglect and abandonment
  • Isolation

If you suspect or know that emotional abuse is occurring, we encourage you to speak with an attorney from Chanfrau & Chanfrau. Rest assured, our experienced and knowledgeable team of legal professionals can walk you through every step of the claim process. From investigating the circumstances surrounding the alleged abuse to filing a claim and, if need be, protecting your rights in a court of law, our team will be by your side. We take on the burden of legal action so that you and your family can focus on what is important – healing and recovery.

Signs of Emotional Abuse

Unlike physical and sexual abuse, which often result in visible symptoms, emotional abuse leaves no scars or bruises, except those on the victim's psyche. If your loved one has indicated they are being emotionally abused, we urge you not to write it off as petty disgruntlement – it may, in fact, indicate serious abuse. Remember to be on the lookout for:

  • Unexplained withdrawal from normal activities
  • Sudden change in alertness
  • Unusual depression and sadness
  • Strained or tense relationships with caregivers or other residents
  • Frequent arguments with caregivers or other residents

Speak with your family member about these issues if you believe that abuse is taking place. It may also be a good idea to speak with the care facility itself regarding this matter, unless you have reason to believe that such action will only exacerbate your loved one's abuse. Finally, if the abuse is serious and ongoing, seek legal counsel immediately.

Let Us Help By Contacting Our Firm Today

If your loved one is being emotionally abused by a professional caregiver, you may not know who to turn to or what actions to take. We want you to know that the team at Chanfrau & Chanfrau is here to help. We have extensive experience handling medical malpractice and nursing home negligence cases, and can advise you on your rights. We believe strongly in defending individuals who are unable to defend themselves, and will commit ourselves to securing a just resolution for you and your family. To schedule a consultation, contact our law firm today.

Attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau

Chanfrau & Chanfrau

Chanfrau & Chanfrau has been serving Floridians in Daytona Beach and the surrounding areas since 1976. With three attorneys and two locations, we have the resources to help you after an accident or injury. We are proud of our many achievements, including inclusion in:

  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • The National Trial Attorneys Top 100 List
  • Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite

For more information about our legal services, contact our firm online or call (386) 258-7313 today.

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